Boomers are so bitter.
—Ted, age twenty-eight
I’ve got nothing good to say.” That’s the answer I got when I asked a senior executive in a large Saint Louis marketing firm to talk with me about his experience with Millennials in his workplace, where more than fifty out of the 120-person staff are between twenty-two and thirty years of age. While it’s perhaps a bit extreme, this executive’s attitude sums up the general feeling I’ve encountered from Baby Boomers (born 1946–1964) and late Gen Xers (born 1965–1979) as I explored ways to bridge the gap that seems to exist everywhere between older management and Millennials (born 1980–2000), particularly the younger of the cohort.
A quick Internet search on working with Millennials, ...